How to remove thermal compound from a CPU fan? I have better paste of my own.
Coffee filters for a lint free wiping tool, and isopropyl alcohol to remove any residue.
90% isopropyl alcohol and a microfibre cloth. Paper towel can work but you may end up having to pick little paper fibres off your chip or heatsink though.
Also know some people use Q-tips though i'd be hesitant since i know how easily cotton balls come apart
Use anything you like to wipe it off TIM, makes no difference at all- toilet paper, paper towel, cloth or microfibre. Just use alcohol as previously mentioned to clean up after.
I use lots of paper towel, and 91% alcohol.
that's how you do it, but it's really pointless, almost all of the thermal compound on the market performs within about 3 degrees of difference
for the lols...